FAN CAST: Captain Britain and MI: 13 by JoshW

FAN CAST: <font color= blue>Captain Britain and MI: 13</font> by JoshW

Here are my casting choices for who I'd like to see play the core members of the British superhero team! Included in the cast are Captain Britain, Spitfire, Union Jack, Captain Midlands, Blade and more!

JoshW: As I’m sure many of you will have noticed, I’ve been absent from "Fan Fic" for the past 6 or 7 weeks and so have gone from posting a cast almost every other day to nothing at all during that period! There are a few reasons for this - mainly my new responsibilities as an editor and the fact that I’ve been trying my hand at writing more editorials and getting some exclusive articles for CBM. That and the fact a certain user took it upon themselves to start plagiarising my casts of course! However, that’s hopefully in the past now so here I am back with a cast of characters that hail from my home country: Great Britain! Below are all of the main members of the team along with a brief bit of information about them, the actors and what you might know each of them from! Please bear in mind that these casting choices are based on the slightly older versions of these characters from the current comic books rather than the younger versions that you’d expect to see in an origin movie! Anyway, enough talk - enjoy the cast! :)

The Story

"The series centred on the fictional British government agency MI: 13, which is dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom from supernatural threats. The main strike force is led by Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), and consists of various Marvel Comics characters that are of British descent or have a connection to the country."

The Cast

He is the defender of Great Britain and the Multiverse. A hero to millions chosen by the wizard Merlyn, he is currently working in tandem with MI: 13.

In my opinion, there is no one more perfect for the role of Captain Britain than Michael Fassbender! I’m halfway through writing an editorial about why I think that so wont go into too much detail here but needless to say, I think his past roles clearly show what a brilliant actor he is! Although he may not have the blonde hair and perfect looks that the character is often portrayed with in the comic books, I personally think he looks right for this role especially as I’d like to see a darker Captain Britain movie in the style of The Dark Knight that would separate it from the other Marvel movies while also staying true to the comic books.

As Seen In…

Inglourious Basterds
Jonah Hex

Meggan is an empathic metamorph. She is a founding member of Excalibur and the wife of Brian Braddock aka Captain Britain.

Arterton is an excellent actress and would be ideal for the current version of Meggan! If you imagine her with blonde hair, I don’t think it’s hard to see that she looks perfect for the role of the beautiful wife of Captain Britain, while her diverse acting background leaves me confident that she’d both do the character justice and would also be more than capable of handling the action sequences that would be required.

As Seen In…

Clash of the Titans
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Quantum of Solace

Pete is the director of MI: 13, the department of the UK government that handles supernatural threats. He is also close friends with Brian Braddock.

Davenport is an excellent British actor who was introduced to a worldwide audience with the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and more recently, the US TV series, FlashForward. (a show that should have never been cancelled!) Anyway, both his work on them and in the UK has shown that he’s an actor capable of playing many types of characters and so I can easily imagine him doing a fantastic job playing Pete Wisdom. The fact he looks ideal for the role is a bonus.

As Seen In…

Pirates of the Caribbean
This Life

Dane Whitman is as a core member of MI: 13 and uses his power to help destroy the demons and paranormal evil that escaped into Britain during the Skrull invasion.

Bamber is a great actor, and although many could argue that he’d actually make a pretty good Captain Britain, this is a role I think he’s even better suited for. He’s actually too short to play that character in my opinion but is a far better build for Black Knight! He looks the part and I find it easy to imagine him fighting alongside Fassbender’s Captain Britain!

As Seen In…

Battlestar Gallactica
Law & Order: UK

Faiza Hussain is a British Muslim who was working as a doctor when she gained her power over organic matter.

Ok, so she’s not British but after seeing her excellent performance in Slumdog Millionaire I‘d love to see her tackle a different sort of role! I‘m not actually all that familiar with any prominent British Muslim actresses but even if I was, I still think that Pinto is the best choice to play this character!

As Seen In…

Slumdog Millionaire

Spitfire has the ability to run at superhuman speed. While running she leaves a trail of non-damaging fire behind her.

I first saw Reilly in the brilliant British horror movie, Eden Lake, in which she gave a damned amazing performance. Since then, I’ve also seen her in a fair few other TV shows and films and have been just as impressed each time. In my opinion, Reilly both looks perfect for the role and judging by her past performances would do a great job with this type of character.

As Seen In…

Eden Lake
Me and Orson Welles
Sherlock Holmes

John the Skrull was a Skrull duplicate of John Lennon. He works for MI-13 under Pete Wisdom but was executed by another Skrull during the Secret Invasion.

In all honesty, this is a character who I doubt will ever make it into a movie and I’m perfectly happy with that! However, I thought that I might as well include him here (seeing as he was a part of the team) and Clive Owen actually seems like a good choice. I think he could be made to look a little more like Lennon and is a great enough actor to easily be able to pull it off. There are other, bigger, Marvel parts I’d like to see him in but in this cast I think he’s a good fit for the role!

As Seen In…

Children of Men
Shoot ‘Em Up
Sin City

Eric Brooks was born a vampire possessing all their strengths but none of their weaknesses. He has dedicated his life to destroying the occult world of vampires.

Yes, I know that he’s going to be playing Heimdall in Thor but Blade is actually British and so who better to play him than a brilliant actor like Idris Elba? If another Blade movie were to be made, I’d prefer a younger actor, but in the context of this cast Elba fit’s the role perfectly in my opinion.

As Seen In…

The Losers

Like those who held the title of Union Jack before him, Joey Chapman is an athlete in peak physical condition. In addition, his strength, speed, and stamina are enhanced by the Power of the Pendragon. Chapman usually carries a handgun of some variety and a silver-edged dagger used for supernatural foes.

I’ve wanted to see Gorman in this role for a long time now especially after his excellent performance in the first two seasons of Torchwood! He handled action scenes brilliantly in that show as well as the more emotional ones and everything about him there just screams Union Jack!

As Seen In…

Bleak House
Layer Cake

Under the Super Soldier program of the early 1940s his strength, stamina and agility were increased to the peak of human fitness. This allowed him to fight as a British super soldier during WW2. Unlike Captain America, he was not frozen or preserved in time and therefore has aged accordingly.

For a start, Stamp looks absolutely perfect for this role and is a fantastic actor who I think would give a really unique and interesting take on Captain Midlands. I find it easy to imagine him playing this older, battle hardened mentor type role and an actor of his calibre could make what some might consider an uninteresting character, actually interesting!

As Seen In…

Yes Man

So that's a wrap! Please feel free to let me know what you think in the usual place and as always, thanks for reading! :)

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